Anushka Sharma’s first look from Pari is out and this is not something you will forget in a hurry. Looking haunted, the actor drops make-up for this one. Anushka will act and co-produce Pari the film and its shooting begins today.
Think of the word Pari and you imagine a Disney Princess, all big eyes and a sparkling smile. Anushka Sharma’s Pari is not like that. She is haunted and she is showing the dark side of life — warts, freckles and all. It is not everyday that the first look of the film — announcing that the shoot of the film will start today — leaves you shaken. But the poster of Anushka Sharma’s next, which she will also be co-producing, has that effect. This Pari is haunted and she shows it too. Will this film be a thriller, a hard-hitting story or something entirely different? As of now, the actor and her crew are tight-lipped about the details.
But then, Anushka as a producer has never chosen ‘safe’ projects. Whether it was the edgy NH 10 or the ghost comedy Phillauri, she has gone as a producer to the vistas which Bollywood mostly denies its actresses. Pari seems to be a step in the same direction and more power to you Anushka. The film will star Anushka and Parambrata Chatterjee in the lead. Hindi audiences have seen the Bengali actor in Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani earlier. The film will mark the debut of Prosit Ray as a director; he was an assistant director on Phillauri. The shoot of Pari will take place in Kolkata and Mumbai.
Earlier, in a statement, Anushka had said, “At Clean Slate Films, we focus on a good, engaging story above all else. With new talent, we get to work on newer ideas and innovative concepts. Pari is a great script, and I have complete faith in Prosit’s vision as well as this collaboration with KriArj Entertainment.” Parambrata had added, “I was impressed with the script and team of Pari and loved the idea of working with Anushka Sharma. This film holds great promise and I look forward to its shoot soon.” Co-produced by Clean Slate Films and KriArj Entertainment, the film is scheduled for a release next year
In August, Anushka will be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Imtiaz Ali’s When Harry Met Sejal. She is also shooting for Aanand L Rai’s untitled film with SRK and Katrina Kaif.